Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Colored People Grid), 2009–10. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Copyright Carrie Mae Weems.
"The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."